The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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Based on research in the Inquisitorial archives of Northern Italy, The Night Battles recounts the story of a peasant fertility cult centered on the benandanti, literally, "good walkers." These men and women described fighting extraordinary ritual battles against witches and wizards in order to protect their harvests. While their bodies slept, the souls of the benandanti were able to fly into the night sky to engage in epic spiritual combat for the good of the village. Carlo Ginzburg looks at how the Inquisition's ...

The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 2015, Routledge, London

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The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 2013, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

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The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 2011, Routledge, London

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The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 1992, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

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Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 1983, Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC, London

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The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century 1983, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

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